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Old 26 May 2020, 11:46 AM   #31
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Any verdict on the watch of choice?


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Old 3 June 2020, 11:33 AM   #32
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Sorry its been awhile! Somehow work from home has become more work than work from office... This was a really tough decision. The Optimum being “Journe’s Watch” is something I really gravitate towards. I also really love the drive to make a more frictionless watch, such as the reverse dead beat seconds. That said, I simply enjoy the Chronometre Bleu dial so much. I can’t put the watch down and find myself wearing it constantly during these unusual times to brighten my day. I felt I wouldn’t get the same enjoyment looking at the Optimum as I do the Bleu, although I absolutely appreciate the ingenuity of the Optimum movement. I would also say that watch I was looking at was 42mm and that did play a part (too big I think - 40mm would make it a bit tougher).

The solution is really to not get rid of the Bleu and hope the stars align to get the Optimum down the road!
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Old 3 June 2020, 12:29 PM   #33
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Chronometre Bleu vs. Optimum

That makes a whole lot of sense. I hope you keep wearing that beautiful CB to keep brighten your day during these crazy times. You def could not have gone wrong either way, though.

Thanks for sharing your decision.


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Old 3 June 2020, 12:57 PM   #34
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Sorry its been awhile! Somehow work from home has become more work than work from office... This was a really tough decision. The Optimum being “Journe’s Watch” is something I really gravitate towards.
Indeed. I hear you.

The CO truly is Journe's ideal watch. When asked how he could improve upon his Tourbillon (which already featured a remontoir) he simply said: "Remove the tourbillon."

And then he made it even better with that special escapement.

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The solution is really to not get rid of the Bleu and hope the stars align to get the Optimum down the road!
Good decision!
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Old 7 June 2020, 08:54 AM   #36
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I've seen a few CO with special dials like a mother of pearl. I would personally keep the CB and hold up for one of the special dial ones.
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